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Linda

Linda

Practice Manager, Human Resources Administrator

Linda grew up tending to the ducks, geese, chickens, goats, and rabbits that her father and grandfather bred—she’s been involved with animal care since she was a little girl. She simply can’t imagine doing anything else! Linda has been a part of the West Greenwich Animal Hospital family from the very beginning.

Originally from Cranston, Rhode Island, Linda started working as a pet groomer at the age of 16 before becoming a Veterinary Technician three years later. After brief periods working at other local clinics, Linda joined the West Greenwich Animal Hospital team shortly after the doors opened to the public in 1995. She served the area’s pets as a Veterinary Technician until 2006, when she took on the role of Practice Manager. Linda is particularly fond of implementing new ways to grow and promote the clinic, and she loves to use her problem-solving skills to keep the hospital running smoothly on all fronts. Linda is a current member of the VHMA studying to earn her CVPM.

Linda shares her life with several of her own animal companions at home. She has a crazy German shepherd mix named Asher, Charlie the Chinese Crested (who is constantly at Linda’s feet or on her lap) and a sweet, lovable Ragdoll kitty named Calvin.


Tracy

Tracy

Certified Veterinary Technician

Tracy is a Rhode Island native, and has been fascinated by animals nearly all her life. Working in the field of veterinary medicine allows her to give something back to the pets who have offered her so much, and she’s able to make a lasting impact in the community at the same time. All in all, Tracy has served as a veterinary professional for 40 years!

Tracy’s journey began when she completed an externship at a local veterinary hospital during high school. She was offered a part-time position there immediately afterward, which she gladly accepted. Tracy continued to gain experience in the field throughout her college career, then took a supervisory position at an emergency hospital; that’s when she first met Dr. Ralph Pratt. Next, she became the surgical assistant at a surgical consultation practice and also worked here at West Greenwich Animal Hospital on a part-time basis starting in 1999.

In 2004, Tracy accepted a full-time position with the clinic, and has been helping the area’s pets and animal owners as a Certified Veterinary Technician ever since. Medically, she enjoys surgical work, dental cleanings, and radiology. Most of all, Tracy loves to form bonds with local pet owners and their loveable animal companions.

Outside of veterinary medicine, Tracy loves to garden, cook, and bake. She even helps to feed the hospital staff at lunchtime with vegetables from her own garden!


Amber

Amber

Veterinary Technician

Amber has been dreaming about working with animals for as long as she can remember. As a child, every toy she played with and every television show that she watched revolved around animals. Her own family dachshund mix, Herculese, cemented her passion for pets and the unconditional love they provide. For Amber, there was never any other choice—a career in veterinary medicine was the perfect fit!

A native of Moosup, Connecticut, Amber began her animal-care journey in high school when she became a member of the Future Farmers of America organization. She then attended a community college, where she became a Certified Veterinary Assistant, then moved to Coral Springs, Florida and signed on at a local animal hospital. After moving back to this area, Amber took a job at a kennel before joining the West Greenwich Animal Hospital family in November of 2014. She’s been happily serving pets and their owners here ever since!

Amber currently lives in Richmond with her swarm of animals. She has 3 cats -Lola, Oliver, and Willow-  2 dogs – Brooke and Bella – 2 bearded dragons , and a boisterous and beautiful Green Winged Macaw named Sydney.

In her spare time, Amber likes hiking with Brooke and Bella, mountain biking, and playing music. Currently she is trying to learn how to play the ukulele. She’s played the euphonium for many years and was even taught by members of the United States Coast Guard band during high school! 


Renee

Renee

Veterinary Technician

After attending University of Rhode Island to study animal science, Renee graduated and began working at an animal hospital. When that hospital closed, she was able to land a position at West Greenwich Animal Hospital as a veterinary technician. Here she is able to not only help animals feel better when they get sick,but also build priceless relationships with patients and clients!

Renee embraces everything that comes with her position at the hospital. She enjoys assisting in dental cleanings, as nothing makes her feel better than giving an animal a fresh, clean smile. She loves the unpredictability of appointments, since she never knows what she’ll be walking into. Most of all, she loves assisting with surgeries!

Raised in West Warwick, RI, Renee grew up surrounded by pets in the household. She now lives with her husband Jeff and their daughter, Winter and their stable of pets which includes 3 rescue kittens, 2 chinchillas, 2 Alaskan Malamutes and a black labrador. In her spare time you can find Renee spending time with her family outdoors, attending concerts, painting, and tending to the flower beds in the yard.


Ashley

Ashley

Veterinary Technician

Ashley is a West Greenwich native, and grew up trying to save every mouse, mole, and garden snake she came across. When it came time to decide on a career path, she quickly realized that veterinary medicine would allow her to care for the animals she loved so much while also making a real difference in the lives of their owners! Ashley is proud to serve as a Veterinary Technician at West Greenwich Animal Hospital.

After studying business and economics at Salem State University, Ashley transferred to the University of Rhode Island to start her journey in veterinary medicine. She took a Veterinary Assistant certification course during her studies, which required completion of clinical hours—that’s when she joined the West Greenwich Animal Hospital team. Ashley started shadowing here at the clinic in the spring of 2016, and now works as a Veterinary Technician. She particularly enjoys learning new things on a daily basis, working alongside her caring and positive co-workers, and spending time with the clinic’s visiting pets to keep them as comfortable and happy as possible.

Outside of her interests in the animal-care world, Ashley likes playing rugby and spending time with her husband Justin, their daughter Ivy, and their pets at home. She has 3 dogs – Rambo, Trooper, and Little- 2 pot bellied pigs – Benny and Mabel- and a cat named Morticia who acts more like a velociraptor. 


Sharon

Sharon

Veterinary Receptionist

Although she grew up in the city, Sharon always felt that she was a country girl at heart. A big part of that was her love for animals! She remembers falling in love with a neighbor’s dog during her childhood—she never forgot that feeling of compassion. For her, a career in veterinary medicine is simply the perfect fit!

Sharon began her journey in animal-care by taking care of injured horses from the racetrack. Her love of veterinary medicine continued to blossom as time went on, and she decided to venture into small-animal care. Sharon has now been a receptionist with the West Greenwich Animal Hospital team for many years, and still adores devoting her days to the area’s loveable pets and their caring owners.

At home, Sharon keeps several pets of her own. She owns two horses and a pair of pet chickens, and she also shares her life with two wonderful cats and a Japanese Chin.


Melissa

Melissa

Veterinary Technician

Growing up in a rural part of North Providence, Rhode Island, Melissa spent a lot of time rescuing stray kittens, squirrels, and baby birds as a child. By the time she nursed her own cat back to health from a leg fracture during her freshman year of high school, one thing had become quite clear: Melissa was destined for a career in the world of animal medicine!

Melissa first began working as a Veterinary Technician right after high school and continued doing so into her college years. She has experience in small-animal, pocket pet, and even zoo medicine. Melissa joined the West Greenwich Animal Hospital family in 2000, and especially likes educating clients on animal behavior topics and using X-rays and ultrasound techniques to diagnose health issues. Throughout her journey in animal care, she has had the opportunity to pet a manatee, touch a cheetah, feed a lemur, and kiss a rhinoceros—next, Melissa hopes to snuggle with an anteater!

Melissa and her husband David share their home with their standard Schnauzers named Steve and Kit. When she isn’t enjoying her own pets’ company or helping others here at the hospital, Melissa loves boating, camping, snowmobiling, and fishing with her family in the great outdoors.


Dianna

Dianna

Veterinary Technician

Dianna is a lifelong animal lover, and has wanted to make a difference in the lives of pets ever since she was young. As a Veterinary Technician with the West Greenwich Animal Hospital family, she’s able to spend time around pets daily while using her skillset to make a lasting impact on the community!

Dianna grew up in Warwick, Rhode Island and served as a dog trainer for many years before becoming a Veterinary Technician. When she moved back to this area in 2007, she started looking for her next opportunity. That’s when Dianna joined the West Greenwich Animal Hospital team! Here at the clinic, she has special passions for surgical work and dental cleanings.

Outside of her interests in the animal-care world, Dianna is an avid gardener and also enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with her family at home. She shares her life with her daughter, Mary-Jane, her son, Parker, and an Australian shepherd who goes by Ripple.


Leah

Leah

Veterinary Technician

Leah grew up in a small town where the abundance of cows was greater than the abundance of people. So naturally, she worked on a farm, fell in love with cows and started becoming interested in medicine shortly thereafter. The ability to learn new things and work with animals while surrounded by others who want to do the same thing is an incredible way of life!

Early in her career, Leah shadowed a large animal vet and fell in love with seeing and helping in any way that she could. Working hands-on with the animals and learning safety first was very difficult, which Leah viewed as an amazing challenge. In her role as a Veterinary Technician here are West Greenwich Animal Hospital, Leah particularly enjoys K9 biology. 

Outside of work, Leah’s hobbies include keeping her house clean and keeping her pups busy. Her fur family consists of a well-trained German shepherd and a Border collie mix who is too smart for his own good.


Abby

Abby

Veterinary Technician

After watching her family dog fall ill, Abby vowed to learn more about the veterinary field so that she could help other animals as best as she could. While searching for a practice to work at, she stepped foot into West Greenwich Animal Hospital and immediately fell in love with the atmosphere, location and friendly staff. Needless to say, she was excited to join the staff as a veterinary technician!

A native of Pawcatuck, CT, Abby has loved animals for as long as she can remember. Whenever her school teachers would ask her what she wanted to do when she grew up, she would tell them she wanted to work with animals. After high school she began cosmetology school and became a licensed cosmetologist, but she still longed to be around her beloved furry creatures. She would go on to complete her veterinary assistant certification and pursue her dream.

Abby currently lives in Rhode Island with her boyfriend Ricky, along with their two guinea pigs, Jif and Skippy. Whenever Abby isn’t busy at the hospital, she enjoys spending time with her adorable pets, hiking, gardening, birdwatching and sitting on the porch and enjoying the beauty of nature.


Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn

Veterinary Technician

Most young girls love to play with Barbie dolls, but at that age, Kaitlyn was different. Instead of dressing up Barbie dolls, Kaitlyn’s love for animals led to her playing with stuffed animals. That was the first sign that she had a deep passion for animals, and that passion has only gotten stronger over time. Today “Katie” is a veterinary technician at West Greenwich Animal Hospital!

Katie knew from a young age that she wanted to be around animals – the only question was in what capacity. She wanted to either be a zoo keeper or a field researcher for wolves or weasels, so to gain experience, she landed a job in a zoo and then worked for the Division of Agriculture. These experiences have helped Katie realize that working with and around animals was her calling. She loves the feeling of taking care of other people’s animals as if they were her own.

Katie is a native of Rhode Island, where she grew up living with her mother and brother. They had several different pets in the household, but her most memorable one was a dog named Sam, who Katie’s mother had saved from an abusive owner. Sam played the role of protector for the family, even going as far as to look out for Kaitlyn and her brother when they would go sledding down the hill!

In her free time, you can find Katie at home hanging out with her husband, daughter and adorable cat named Miles. She loves collecting crystals and has even taken classes as an energy healer, which she believes helps her in dealing with animals at the hospital.


Jessica

Jessica

Veterinary Technician/Receptionist

Jessica has literally been around animals since birth—she grew up on a farm and spent time with everything from dogs, cats, and horses to goats, chickens, turkeys, and pigs. For her, animal care has been a part of life ever since she can remember. It simply makes sense for her to use her passion for the greater good! Now, Jessica has been a part of the West Greenwich Animal Hospital family for over a decade.

After showing pigs through the 4-H program in her younger years, Jessica started working as a kennel attendant at a local animal shelter during her final year of high school. She would remain there for seven years, working her way up to an Animal Care Technician position and balancing a full-time shift schedule with animal-science and technology courses at the University of Rhode Island. 

In November of 2005, Jessica joined the West Greenwich Animal Hospital team, and now serves as a Veterinary Technician and also does reception work. She loves to learn new things every single day and watch pets grow and mature over the years. Jessica’s favorite part of the job, though, is swapping fun stories with pet owners just like herself. 

Outside of work, Jessica is fond of listening to music, reading, hiking, kayaking, and spending time on the beach. She has a goofy and fun-loving rescue dog, Radar, as well as four cats—Melody, Capri, Dark n Dou, and Kubota—that she bottle-fed and raised from the time they were orphaned kittens.


Jenny

Jenny

Veterinary Receptionist

A nurturer at heart, Jenny cares deeply about the wellbeing of others, human and animal alike. Growing up in Potsdam, Germany with a mother who was also an animal lover, Jenny learned early on how to care for pets. Even as a small child, she would catch and release spiders, beetles, bees, etc. instead of killing them – something she still does to this day. To Jenny, it’s all about coexistence, acceptance and compassion. Being in the veterinary field enables her to do her part on a much bigger scale!

After several years working in various local clinics, and some precious time spent as a stay-at-home Mom, Jenny was thrilled to learn that West Greenwich Animal Hospital was hiring. She has quickly become an integral part of the WGAH team, filling many roles, from receptionist to technician. Professionally, Jenny particularly enjoys nursing sick or injured animals back to health. She cares very deeply about their wellbeing and takes great satisfaction in seeing them go home. She also takes great pleasure in helping clients in any way she can and making their experience with us a positive one. 

Jenny and her husband own a 3-acre hobby farm in western Coventry. Their little “zoo” consists of a very cute little monkey, aka their daughter, Emelia; two scruffy mutts named Oliver and Biene Maja (pronounced Beenuh Maya); two geldings named Jazzy and Takoda; two very bonded felines – Hello Kitty and Phelomino; and a flock of chickens and ducks as well as various fish, from Butterfly koi to Beta. 

Outside of her busy work life, Jenny is happiest when she is outdoors. She loves going for hikes with the dogs and spending time cleaning and organizing the barn. Her greatest achievements in life include giving birth to Emelia and teaching her how to be a decent human being who cherishes nature and wants to preserve and protect it – just like her Momma!


Amanda

Amanda

Veterinary Receptionist

For as far back as she can remember, Amanda has always had a deep adoration for animals. She officially became a pet parent at age seven, when she was allowed to adopt her first dog. When that dog unexpectedly crossed the Rainbow Bridge just a year later, Amanda knew she wanted to one day work with animals. As a receptionist here at West Greenwich Animal Hospital, she is happy to have made that goal a reality.

Amanda’s career journey began back in Westchester County, when she served as the only receptionist for a small one-doctor, one-tech practice. In 2018, she relocated to Rhode Island and got a job at an emergency clinic, where she worked until June of 2021, when she joined the WGAH team. The thing that Amanda loves most about her job is developing lasting relationships with our clients and their pets.

Outside of the clinic, Amanda resides in West Warwick with her young child, her mother, and three of the best doggies on the planet: Minnie, a miniature pinscher; Luke, a Terrier mix; and Maple, a Schnauzer mix. In her spare time, Amanda can usually be found spending time with her family and taking frequent trips to NYC.


Marcia

Marcia

Certified Veterinary Technician and Client Service Representative/Receptionist

Growing up in the quaint town of Barrington, RI, Marcia found herself surrounded by furry friends. Throughout her childhood and youth, she had just about every type of pet imaginable, from dogs, cats, and hamsters, to rabbits and guinea pigs, to birds, sheep and goats. As a Licensed Veterinary Technician, Marcia has dedicated the past 25+ years of her life to caring for animals professionally.

Marcia’s career journey began in 1989, as a veterinary technician. In 1995, she graduated from the Mount Ida College veterinary technology program before moving on to attend Louisiana State University as a pre-veterinary medicine major. After years of experience in the emergency and internal medicine areas, her genuine love of animals and their people moved her to also take on the role of management and customer service.  

In addition to her position here at WGAH, Marcia is also a licensed real estate agent in RI, MA and CT. She is excited to further pursue her passion of assisting individuals in the veterinary hospital setting, as well as with their home buying, selling, and investing needs.

Marcia resides in Glocester, RI with her husband, their two children, and their dog, Howard. When she’s not busy working and tending to her family, Marcia enjoys spending time outdoors – particularly if it involves fishing, boating, camping, or gardening.


Sarah E.

Sarah E.

Veterinary Assistant

Bio coming soon.


Jordan

Jordan

Veterinary Assistant

Bio coming soon.


Delaney

Delaney

Veterinary Technician in Training

After watching her childhood cat get sick and feeling helpless to save her, Delaney became motivated to help other animals experiencing the same thing. As a veterinary technician in training at West Greenwich Animal Hospital, she is able to provide love and care for animals. To Delaney, the more you help animals, the better you feel as a person!

Delaney absolutely loves being at West Greenwich Animal Hospital because it gives her a chance to make a difference in the lives of animals. She also appreciates the fact that there are so many doctors and fellow employees ready to answer any questions she may have.

A resident of Western Coventry, Delaney lives with her dad and brothers. She credits both of her parents and her best friend for helping guide her through tough times.

When Delaney isn’t at the animal hospital, you can catch her at home playing with her new Puppy, Diesel and her cat, Fiona. She also loves playing lacrosse and hanging out with her friends. She’s currently enrolled in a CTE program to learn about the various medicines and the impact they have.


Zoe

Zoe

Kennel Assistant

Bio coming soon.


Madeline

Madeline

Veterinary Assistant

When Madeline was growing up, her grandpa taught her all about local wildlife. When she wasn’t outside exploring and searching for critters, you could usually find her glued to the television watching endless episodes of ‘The Incredible Dr. Pol’. Getting a glimpse behind the scenes at the life of a veterinarian, and seeing how much Dr. Pol loved his job, Maddie was inspired to pursue a similar career path.

While Maddie was in high school, a friend of hers told her of an opening at West Greenwich Animal Hospital for a kennel assistant. She saw it as the perfect opportunity to get her foot in the door and gain some valuable experience working directly with animals. Currently, she is attending the University of Delaware, but she comes back whenever she’s on a break from school to work here as one of our technician assistants.

Outside of work and school, Maddie is ‘mom’ to two labradoodles whom she adores more than anything in the world!


Amy S.

Amy S.

Veterinary Technician/Receptionist

Having grown up with countless pets, Amy knows all too well how stressful visits to the vet can be, both for people and animals alike. She decided to pursue a career in the animal care industry because she wanted to do her part in easing some of that stress for others. In her dual role as receptionist and assistant veterinary technician, she enjoys serving as a source of comfort for pets and their families in their time of need.

While Amy was attending college, trying to figure out what career path to follow, she landed a part time job working as a dog bather. She fell in love and ended up spending four years as a full time groomer. After doing some soul searching and exploring a few other career options, Amy found herself here at West Greenwich Animal Hospital. Her long-term goal is to become fully trained as a technician in surgery and exam rooms.

One of the things Amy likes the most about her job is meeting new puppies and kittens of first time pet owners, and watching them grow together and create a bond. On the clinical side, she enjoys the analysis of laboratory samples. She finds it fascinating to see how issues can be revealed by even just the slightest change in just one of the many values the doctors consider.

Outside of work, Amy lives in Swansea, MA with her boyfriend and their two cats: Suds and Bubbles. The kitties have been given endless nicknames, based mostly on their little quirks, but they are most famously known as “The Pants Brothers,” due to how often they are scolded as “Sudsy Pants” and “Bubby Pants” when they are inevitably causing some sort of chaos.

Not surprisingly, most of Amy’s personal interests revolve around animals. She loves learning about them, spending time with them, and talking about them to anyone willing to listen. Aside from this, she also enjoys hair styling, and discovering new movies and video games with her boyfriend. 


Brooke

Brooke

Veterinary Technician/Receptionist

Growing up in an environment where you’re surrounded by animals is a great motivation to enter the veterinary field when you get older. This is precisely what happened to Brooke, whose mother was a vet tech for 30 years. When she was a little girl, she would go to work with her mother and watch the different exams and medical procedures that animals would undergo. Now, several years later, Brooke is a veterinary technician herself at West Greenwich Animal Hospital, where she’s able to help the animals she loves so much!

As a young girl growing up in Scituate, RI, Brooke grew up surrounded by German Shepherds and when she got a little older, she began riding horses. Whenever the animals had a problem, she would closely watch what her mom or the vets would do to help them.

Brooke enjoys multiple aspects of being a part of the West Greenwich Animal Hospital staff. Whether it’s meeting new clients or helping ensure that each animal receives the care and attention they deserve, she looks forward to tackling whatever challenges each day brings.

When Brooke isn’t busy tending to animals at the hospital, you can find her at home spending time with her 4 dogs (3 German Shepherds and 1 pitbull).


Lexie

Lexie

Veterinary Technician/Receptionist

While growing up on a farm, Lexie was surrounded by horses, cats, dogs and cows. She developed a strong passion to help and rescue as many animals as possible. Today, as a veterinary technician at West Greenwich Animal Hospital, she’s able to fulfill her passion every day!

Lexie’s journey into the veterinary world began when she ran a horse farm. From there, she went on to work as a groomer at All 4 Paws grooming salon. These experiences helped her get familiar with different animals, and that would come in handy when she finally landed a position at West Greenwich Animal Hospital.

After helping an abused horse rehab and fully recover, Lexie knew that she found her true calling. Nothing brings her more joy than to help an animal that is hurt and assisting them on the road to recovery.

Lexie currently has her own stable of animals – she has 5 horses and 4 dogs. Each one of her animals has their own unique, fun-loving personality and admires how sweet, smart and loving they are. 


Sarah G.

Sarah G.

Veterinary Receptionist

Ever since she was a young girl, Sarah knew that she was destined to be around animals. Her mother put the idea of working with animals in her head at a young age, and now, many years later, it has come to fruition. As a receptionist at West Greenwich Hospital, Sarah gets to be around the animals she loves while also serving as the first friendly face clients see when they walk through the door!

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Sarah always had pets while growing up. One of her pets was a cat named Rosie who ended up becoming ill with spots on her lungs. Watching her cherished cat get sick made Sarah even more determined to help other animals.

Sarah enjoys many facets of being a part of the West Greenwich Animal Hospital staff. She appreciates the valuable opportunity to learn new things from all of her coworkers, like performing blood work. She also relishes the chance to talk to clients and soothe their worries when it comes to the status of their pets.

When Sarah isn’t at the vet hospital, you can find her at home tending to her dog, Mazikeen, a half-Rottweiler, half-American pitbull terrier who loves hunting for bugs and chasing smoke!


Krista

Krista

Kennel Assistant

When Krista was in high school, she worked at a horse farm where she would help feed them and clean their stalls. Her love of animals ran so deep, that she ended up taking Equine Studies as a minor at Emory & Henry College. So it should come as no surprise that today she is a kennel assistant at West Greenwich Animal Hospital. This way, she’s able to be around and learn more about the animals that she loves!

A native of Coventry, RI, Krista grew up living with her parents, brother and sister. While she loved activities like playing video games and reading, she mainly enjoyed learning random facts about animals (especially killer whales!)

There are several facets of her job that she loves, but Krista mainly enjoys learning about autoimmune disorders in animals. As someone who has 3 disorders herself, she feels like she can relate closely to what patients are going through physically and emotionally.

Krista currently resides with her boyfriend Brendan. They are the proud owners of 2 dogs, 4 rabbits and a crested gecko. In her free time, when she’s not spending time with her animals, you’re likely to find her zip lining, white water rafting, mini-golfing or roller skating with her boyfriend!


Destiny

Destiny

Veterinary Receptionist

Bio coming soon.